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Hey! You’re reading an outdated Free First Class Next Month series. Check out the latest version published in April of 2015 here.

This is the ninth post in a monthlong series that started here. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may include an action item that takes the reader another two minutes to complete. I am writing this for an audience of people who know nothing about frequent flier miles, and my goal is that by the end, you know enough to fly for free anywhere you want to go. Previously Best Practices for Your First App-o-Rama.

Credit cards are the way you will earn the majority of your miles. Credit cards are a free way to get the huge miles necessary to be able to travel anywhere you want for just the cost of the taxes of an award ticket.

Make sure you’ve read all of Free First Class Next Month up to this point before jumping on these offers. Definitely read:

Best Practices for Your First App-o-Rama

Double Credit Card Miles with Business Cards

And absolutely positively don’t apply for credit cards if they cause you to spend beyond your means, if you can’t pay them in full each month, or you are applying for a major loan in the near future.

For the most current list of the best cards, check here.

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